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way and in this case a mud side caused a train derailment. amtrak trains running north of seattle are canceled at least through tomorrow. >>> yesterday the big story was fog. now that has all lifted. it's sunny out and it's relatively warm for december. >> for now. we're in the 60s. 61 degrees, about as warm as we'll get all day. the winds are going to kick up. i have some gusts to show you that are already topping 30 miles an hour in spots. a mix of clouds and sunshine. still pretty nice and breezy, too as temperatures will be dropping off into the upper 50s by 3:00. low 50s by 5:00 as cooler air works its way in. tonight we're in the 40s for the evening hours and 30s overnight. 37 by tomorrow monk in town with -- morning in town with 32 in the suburbs. satellite and radar show the sunshine earlier. the clouds left the showers in the mountains but they're advancing just about to d.c. still southern maryland, eastern shore a decent amount of sunshine. and temperatures responding. 61 at national airport. fredricksburg 62. original in the 40s in cumberland and 32 in oakland. we need
caused two mud slides 30 miles north of seattle, washington. a second derailed a freight train. officials say the mud came down a 100-foot slope and hit the train monday afternoon. they also say a hazmat team went to the scene and found no threat to the environment or the public. the tracks are expected to be cleared by today. >>> hawaii senator daniel inouye died monday after being hospitalized with respiratory complications. his passing prompted president obama to tweet, "aloha, danny." senator inouye was 88 years old. we have a look back at his remarkable life. >> reporter: democrat daniel inouye was the second longest serving u.s. senator and the third in line for the presidency. he was also the first japanese american to serve in congress and a world war ii hero. >> all of us in hawaii looked up to him, and we are so sad to see him go. >> reporter: inouye was born in hawaii in 1924 and dreamed of being a surgeon. he heard the call to arms when japanese planes flew over his home to bomb pearl harbor. he served in italy and there lost an arm to a german grenade, leading a battle that w
on merchandise gs business as ad revenue declines. police in seattle are hunting for the people who stole 7,000 anyone tendoes sfwriptd seattle air cargo warehouseÑi# near sea-tac airport saturday night or sunday morning. police say thieves used forklifts to lift into two interesting developments there. taking a look at markets, stocks declining. investors remain concerned democrats and rinz won't be able to come to an agreement on those zpaukz as for your bloomberg silicon valley index, it also closed lower, apple, cisco drags on the day.eqyx the street.com and three former executives settled an akgt fraud investigation with fcc accusing of inflating the numbers at a company the street used to own under the deal, eric ashman and former promotions.com will be a combined $375,000 fine. they neither denied nor admitted wrong doing. larry and ama, back to you. >> thank you. >> there is a beautiful day outside. and really cold. >> sunny, chilleddy. yes we have a chill in the air. it's a crisp day.-i#uñ getting closer to winter. freezing cold this morning. heading into another night of cold co
. tonight the 49ers try to clinch the nfc west in seattle against the seahawks. last night the warriors lost an overtime thriller to the l.a. lakers. here's mike shumann with the highlights of this morning's sports. >> good morning. well, the warriors and lakers put on quite a show last night at oracle. it went back and forth more times than i did christmas shopping. both teams had a chance to win in regulation but it went to overtime. war years up 14 in the first. lakers storm back. nash at three. got it. and they answer. the jam, 1 to 4-103, warriors. the deep two, lakers back on top by one. david lee a double-double. 20 points, 11 boards. this gives his team the lead. but then metta world peace with the strong game. hits the three. under 30 seconds left. jared jack answers for golden state. ties it at 108. 29 for jack. we go to overtime and kobe took over. falls down, still makes the bucket. andar warriors a last chance. steph courier, misses. warriors gave away the rebound. what finish but the warriors lose an absolute heartbreaker. all right. college hoops, stanford hosted by long time
investigation in seattle. thousands of nintendo wii game consoles were stolen from a distribution warehouse near the seattle warehouse last weekend. the thieves took off with 64 palates of consoles. police say they've never seen anything quite like it. >> i've been a cop for 28 years, and i honestly can't remember the last time we had something like this where people pulled in and literally took a warehouse full of merchandise out. >> police say the thieves knew what they were doing but will not say if it was an inside job. >> the consoles can be traced. >> oh, really, like money stolen from a bank. >> dumb criminals. >> well done, fellows. enjoy that tennis. >>> straight ahead, back to our serious news, the nation's troubled children. >> and one mother's stunningly personal words about her son, getting lots of attention. we'll be right back. ♪ >>> as we attempt to start a national conversation in the wake of the connecticut tragedy, here's a fact to consider. 15 million american children have some sort of mental health disorder. >> and many of those going undiagnosed or en if they have diagno
francisco all the way to seattle. >> it is extremely cold in the middle of the nation. dallas is 38 degrees instead of the usual 55. minneapolis doesn't even get out of the teens. in the meantime, honolulu and miami, you're in the 80s. but there could be rain in both of those cities. chicago, detroit and indianapolis are in the 30s. >>> to our other top story this morning. president obama is cutting his vacation short and heading back to the white house. >> he's hoping to make a last-ditch compromise with lawmakers to try to avoid that fiscal cliff. reena ninan is traveling with the president. she joins us, now, from honolulu, hawaii. reena, has there been any movement to try to reach a compromise here? >> reporter: it doesn't seem that either side -- the president or the white house has reached out to either side over this christmas break. no movement moving forward on these fiscal cliff talks. the focus will shift to the senate. they have to try to craft something together that will pass both the house and the senate. so, the burden is now on them to try to strike some sort of a deal. tha
're getting snow. seattle is also reporting a dusting of snow this morning. >> winter weather advisory until noon today. get ready for the cold with the frost advisory. the surge to more morning until 8:00. you concede a frost advisory and the shoreline communities and also the interior eastern make communities. what this basically means is that it will be really cold. we're talking low 20's and 30's the mob. if you have plans, bring them and otherwise complete damage. future cast shows a crowd clouds and increasing tomorrow evening. the north bay along the coast we will see some snow. also some rain moving in. wednesday night in north bay and thursday early morning we will see some of the rain spelling and very the of indicates moderate to heavy rain. come thursday or friday there is a lot more moisture with the system. highs for today i several degrees below the average high of mid to upper 50s. downtown san francisco's only 52 of the mid-50s them until 5351 for vallejo. lsi will see plenty of sunshine for today. 7 day around the bay temperatures and the lower '50s for wednesday and thursd
in seattle. genie moos explains. >> maybe if this homeowner had measured better, his christmas tree wouldn't have burst through the roof. >> that's crazy. >> what's crazy is how crazy everyone is about this christmas stunt. he artfully arranged jingles around it. >> your house is proof that the price of trees has gone through the roof. >> seattle architect patrick kruger has always been a huge fan of the movie christmas vacation in which the main character is obsessed with the perfect tree. >> there it is. >> ,
presents to one house in seattle. jeanne moos explains. >> reporter: maybe if this homeowner had measured better, his christmas tree wouldn't have burst through the roof. >> that's crazy. >> reporter: what's crazy is how crazy everyone is about this christmas tree stunt that really doesn't stump anyone for more than a few seconds. >> we bought a 14-foot tree and i cut the top six feet of it off. >> reporter: plunked it on the platform of the roof and artfully arranged shingles around it. your house is proof that the price of trees has gone through the roof. seattle architect kruger has always been a huge fan of the movie christmas vacation in which the main character is obsessed with the perfect tree. >> there it is. >> dad, that thing wouldn't fit in our yard. >> it's not going in our yard, it's going in our living room. >> reporter: that's kind of what patrick did. his license plate even pays homage to the christmas fixated griswolds. actually, the first tree
madison. >>> the 49ers learned that no matter what they do tomorrow in seattle they have zero chance of clinching the number one seed for the playoffs. atlanta took care of that detail tonight. falcons won their thirteenth game of the season. lions lose their seventh straight tonight. matt ryan throws four touchdown passes. a 44-yarder. good hands. 7-0 falcons. several guys who can grab footballs. julio jones. the tap dance. me and julio down by the schoolyard. that's impossible to defend. touchdown falcons. 21-3. the lions are just lousy. but their receiver calvin johnson. he sets or ties five nfl records tonight including breaking jerry rice's single season receiving record. 1892 yards. the first player to play eight straight games with at least 100 yards receiving. that says it all. falcons win. the road to the super bowl goes through atlanta. >>> coming up, stanford is rose bowl bound. we'll hear from players and coach. plus two other bowl games are in the books tonight. >>> a couple of veterans [ singing christmas carols in background ] aunt sally's singing again. it's a traditi
expected defensive end justin smith play this sunday at seattle... >>> 49er coach jim harbaugh told the media a couple of days ago that he expected defensive end justin smith to play this sunday at seattle. smith nursing an injured elbow hasn't been on the practice field and was nowhere to be found today. he is expected to be a game- time decision. >>> meanwhile, 49ers safety desean goal son fined $21,000 for the helmet-to-helmet him on patriots tight end aaron hernandez. he said he incurred over $70,000 worth of fines. that hurts. i caught up with jim harbaugh about his christmas wish list on the coach's corner. >> i want to ask you something that's weighing on the minds of the 49er empire out there. what do you want for christmas? >> whoo! >> i only need two things materialistically, super bowl trophy, motorhome. once i get one of those two i'm all set. i would like to make a trip across the country. >> sunday you have a birthday coming up. i'm curious, growing up, did you feel cheated at all by having a birthday so close to christmas? i ask you because my sister's birthday is on
and depraved. >>> another major headline this morning. nasty storms near seattle. a tree just missed a baby's crib. the parents are counting their blessings, while the nation's midsection gears up for a major snowstorm. winter starts the 21st or 22nd. >> friday or saturday. >> i hate winter. >> but that's the mayan calendar. >> exactly, yeah. >>> first on this tuesday, new details about gunman adam lanza. a lifetime of behavioral issues and his mother's losing battle to keep control of her youngest son. >> as mourners gathered for the first funerals in newtown, investigators are uncovering troubling details about the gunman who took so many young lives. here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: increasingly, adam was so troubled he would not leave the house. and his mother, nancy, the last few months, told friends she was losing control of her 20-year-old son. >> it was just getting a little harder for her as time went on. >> reporter: nancy lanza was a regular here at this newtown bar and restaurant where the owners say she told them about her struggles with adam's behavioral and emotional pro
in the west, randi from seattle to san francisco, wet go for you. no question about that. still a slow day at the airports there. >> certainly looks like a very busy map, alexandra. thank you very much. >> sure. >> much more ahead this hour. here is a look at what we have coming up. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn saturday morning." you're not welcome here. that may be russia's message to hundreds of american families. why amnesty international says new legislation would have a chilling effect on human rights. >>> more guns. that's the nra's solution for preventing for school massacre. all morning long we put gun control in focus. >>> an olympian with a double life why susie hamilton apologized for her second career in las vegas. it's hard to see opportunity in today's challenging environment. unless you have the right perspective. bny mellon wealth management has the vision and experience to look beyond the obvious. we'll uncover opportunities, find hidden risk, and make success a reality. bny mellon wealth management can i still ship a gift in time for christmas?
the dakotas to des moines and snowy in the northern rockies and cascades. showers from seattle to portland. >> when it comes to temperatures, 30s in boise and salt lake city. only in the teens from billings to minneapolis. omaha, 22. chicago, you're 30. and mostly 40s in the northeast. >>> now to our other major story. former president george h.w. bush is in intensive care after another health setback. a spokesperson says doctors have not been able to lower mr. bush's high fever, so he's been restricted to a liquid diet. the 41st president is said to be alert and speaking with medical staff, conversing very well. mr. bush, who is 88 years old, has been in the hospital since late last month. >>> and former south african president nelson mandela is out of the hospital. government leaders say that the anti-apartheid icon has been released after spending more than two weeks in the hospital. he was suffering from a lung infection and other ailments there. the 94-year-old will receive more medical care at his johannesburg home. >> many are celebrating that move that he's going home, but you know
running north of seattle have been canceled at least through tomorrow. >>> it's 5:11. we may not have rain problems like that but we will be getting cooler as we head towards the official start of winter. that's happening friday. details next at 5:15 and howard's seven-day forecast unless the world ends before then. >> coming up at 5:30, after newtown at least one area lawmaker says it is time to rethink gun control. >>> ahead at 5:50, we'll get a preview of the 23rd annual washington jewish film festival. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to 9news now on this tuesday morning at 5:14. howard says it's going to be an improving day. >> much better than yesterday. tomorrow the pick of the week. the trend is our friend right now. then by the end of the week, we talked about winter beginning friday. that's 6:12 in the morning. almost on schedule, the colder air will be pouring in our direction. so get ready for that. this morning your bus stop forecast, you'll need a jacket but nothing too heavy i don't think with temps down in the 40s and 50s. a little bit of fog. that's mainly up in the n
to seattle. >> thank you very much, alexandra for the update. >>> and now to another story that many are following closely with polls showing that more americans now support stricter gun laws, the question of gun control may not be if, but when. and that's prompting many americans to go gun shopping right now. here's cnn's david mattingly. >> reporter: almost 1,000 miles away from newtown, connecticut, gun owners rush to buy more guns. >> why are you in here today? >> i was looking for a gun that i've wanted for a long time and just wanted to get it before possible changes. >> at this gun shop and firing range north of atlanta, already brisk holiday sales have suddenly bumped up even more. customers fearing future gun restrictions from congress are looking to buy now. >> me and my brother collect weapons and we have plenty of handguns and shotguns and only one assault rifle. and with all the new, you know, talk of new legislation going on to assault rifles. i definitely want to get a few more before, you know, something may happen. >> what's the largest clip you can put in there? >>
lead. a win in seattle next sunday would clench the nfc west for the niners. >> for two and a half quarters of football, whatever word you want to use it was pretty darn good defensively for us. and then, last five minutes of the game, last two stops, two point quarter stops. >> i know we talk about that a lot. but you know come back to get those two stops at the end. >> really makes you feel good. >> really good. raiders snapped a six-game losing streak posting a shut down in beating chiefs.;-9yy sill skprer black defense which struggled against good teams dominated a poor chiefs squad. >> tough to shut anyone out in this league to be able to do that first time it's been done in this organization. in 10 years. i think that was critical for our defense. it's a good confidence builder, we've got to continue to build on that. >> speaking of which san jose state, they're going to keep building with a new football coach. he replaced jim harbaugh six years ago. the 45-year-old native went to high school with bellerman posted a record at the university of san diego. replacing mike mcenti
, periods of sun, 34. seattle, cloudy with some rain. 45 degrees. >>> here's another look at the morning's top stories. christmas day storms killed at least three people. tornadoes touched down in the south. blizzard conditions in the midwest. more damaging storms are expected to stretch from texas to new england today. >>> only six days until the fiscal cliff. president obama is expected to cut short his vacation today and head back to washington to meet with republicans. >>> farmers worry about drought, insects, and disease. right now some say the biggest threat to their livelihood is congress. the fight in d.c. over the fiscal cliff is leaving the future uncertain for one law, and farmers depend on that law. >> reporter: eagle lake, texas, depends on rice. it's been grown here since the 1800s. drought is usually the biggest threat, but the nervous talk in the drugstore now is about congress. >> without the farm bill, it really makes it uncertain for what you should do next year. >> reporter: steve is a pharmacist here and a rice farmer. >> people are nervous. >> very nervous. >> what
stores. neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> so brandi, you told us yesterday you were going shopping today to get some stuff on your way back to l.a. did you get anything? >> you know what? oh, look at that. i didn't find anything. this is why. the stores were a lot less crowded. same sales as on christmas weekend. same sales. it was a waste of time. it was nothing discounted even more. so lesson learned. you don't have to do it next year. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now." >>> this morning on "world news now" -- travel trouble. a powerful winter storm barrels into the northeast, snarling roads and flights. >> this is the same deadly storm that cut a path of destruction and spawned tornadoes. and it ain't over yet. it's thursday, december 27th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm brandi hitt. paula faris is on assignment this morning. and we are up bright and early with you, if you're not able to sleep right now. >> and i'm muhammad lila in for rob nelson. i am so happy to be here. happy to be inside and away from all this weather we
were so bad that both directions of highway 90 that runs through seattle had to be shut down while the crews are working on applying for the snow. >> president obama will nominate massachusetts senator john kerry as the next secretary of state. the cabinet has been considered a favorite from all sides of the aisle word of the selection comes two days after previous front runner you in an ambassador sunrise to withdrew her name from consideration. gop leaders were angered over accounts wise man about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> if confirmed carry will praise hillary clinton who will step down in the near future. a formal announcement could come as early as next week. >> house speaker john boehner the offer to raise income-tax rates for americans earning more than $1 million a year. >> the move is a concession in negotiations with president barack obamas to avoid the fiscal cliff the fast approaching in the timber tax cuts. >> but the offer falls short of the president's demands for a rate increase on households earning more than $250,000. >> of new suggest a possib
. >>> and in sports, the seattle seahawks making a statement, stopping the division rival 49ers 42-13. the rookie russell wilson threw four touchdown passes and hawks ran back and blocked a field goal 90 yards for another score. seattle clinched a playoff place with this. major, major rally. >>> elves and dwavshs. working top cruise at the box office. "the hobbit," earning an estimated 37.6 million. tom cruise's jack reacher simply a no match. a distant and disappointing second place with 16.6 million. and the adult comedy this is 40 opened in third. pulling in $12 million. i have to say ime menwant to set film. >>> victims of newtown, you will hear about the incredible outpouring of support for a community trying to heal. they have raised nearly $3 million so far, dana. >> well, look, that's one phenomenal story and another is christmas miracles. all of them are christmas miracles. wounded veterans who made it home from the front lines. the message for troops still serving overseas, that's next. [ male announcer ] this december, remember you can stay in and share something ♪ or you can get out
with the charlotte bacchus. the 49ers prepare for an nfc west showdown in seattle vs. the red-hot seahawks. kron 4 said jason applebaum has all the sports highlights for you. >> he found leave for the dock as the warriors won the by 12 points. in the third quarter currey broken down to leave for a another don't. his third career triple double. here is one of the cysts that went behind his back. curry knocked out 83 point. he had a career high of 8 three- pointers. his dad announces for the balkans. he had 15 of his last game. the warriors won 115 to 1 01. the lakers01. >> watch this as he gets up and throw the dow. he had a points on 4 of 12 shooting. stanford was tied at 67. 70 to 67. they have five seconds left and after he hit this three. he blows of the lay of that could have tied the game. stamford hung on tone to win. the >> pete carroll and the seahawks said in the way of its second straight title. seattle is hot? the first time this has been the and and 62 years. there was a rookie quarterback is playing well. he has his mark. he is the league's second rushing. they are perfect six and zer
in suburban seattle. one theft captured by home surveillance camera. the home owner stunned. >> i can't believe people these days, i mean, that could be somebody's medication for all they know. >> experts say you should request all the deliveries require a signature, the valuables are not left out in the open. >> colorado, in denver, welcome home military officers holiday style. >> and love to do it every year. >> shocked, a little overwhelmed, but it's a good feeling. >> most of these brave men and women will only be home for a few days, but they say that's okay. >> a little overwhelming. to get home and get back to my family. >> and merry christmas. >> that's a fox watch across america. >> nature's fury on display, and a towering volcano, spewing rock and ash into the sky and watching it cautiously. >> black friday usually the biggest holiday shopping day of the year. it got off to a strong season, but now will retailers have a merry christmas? what we're learning about the holiday shopping season as it's shaping up, and let the streets of manhattan, still at it those people. do you
to seattle and we went to disneyland which was most important. we traveled to kansas where my grandmother's family was from and went to chicago and went to yellowstone, and we took greyhound buses most of the time, and we rented cars, and we'd stay at local motels or howard johnsons, and if there was a pool at one of these motels, even if it was just tiny, i would be very excited, and the ice machine was exciting and the vending machine, i was really excited about that. but this is at a time when you didn't have 600 stations and 24 hours worth of cartoons, and so at night if the tv was on, it was what your parents decided to watch, and my mother that summer would turn on the tv every night during this vacation and watch the watergate hearings. and i can't say that i understood everything that was being discussed, but i knew the issues were important. i knew they spoke to some basic way about who we were and who we might be as americans. and so slowly during the course of this trip, which lasted about a month, some of this seeped in my head, and the person who fascinated me most was this m
the balance of the country, very cold temperatures. 5 in fargo, dry skies. minneapolis, as well. rain, seattle to portland, down to medford. and believe it or not, even san francisco, finally sees a dry day tuesday. but then more rain comes in. why? what we're looking at is this area of low pressure. you're going to see, this is sunday. so for tomorrow, wet weather comes down to san francisco once again. and then on monday, into tuesday, an area of low pressure develops here in the southeast. so rain and christmas in the southeast. but, don, what we could see is this climb to the north wednesday and thursday and potentially in the northeast, bring another snowstorm. we'll have to watch that. >> thank you, alexandra. and look at this. ah. let's just look at this for a moment. waikiki. you see diamond head in the background. look at those paddle boarders. that was me less than a month ago for thanksgiving. yes, i'm jealous and i'm hating it, brianna keilar's assignment. what do you think the temperature is there, 80-some degrees? that is paradise. mean time, blizzards back here. lower 48. okay.
house is proof that the price of trees has gone through the roof. seattle architect patrick kruger has been a huge fan of the movie "christmas vacation" in which the main character, clark griswold is obsessed with the perfect tree. >> there it is. >> dad, that thing wouldn't fit in your yard. >> it's going in our living room. >> that's kind of what patrick did. his license plate even paying homage to the christmas fixated griswolds. the first free on the roof had a problem your average living room tree doesn't, it blew off. the plywood platform it's on had to be bolted down. true, this is not a new concept. in england and in lincolnwood, illinois, there are grander versions of the same joke with the tree cut in three. >> it's better than this one? >> yours has a charlie brown aspect to it. >> i think it needs me. >> what patrick needs and has is a christmas tree as well as a plump regular one with a star that grazed the ceiling rather than pierces it. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> would have fooled me. jeanne moos always on the lookout for the odd and unusual. thanks. you can spot an
who at the time was two, we traveled around the country. big trip. we went to seattle and we went to disney land which was most important, and we traveled to kansas where my grandmother's family was from, and went to chicago and went to yellowstone. we took greyhound buses most of the time and we rented cars and would stay in local motels or howard johnson's and if there was a pool at one of these motels, even if it was just tiny, i would be very excited and the ice machine was exciting and the vending machine, i was really excited about that, but this is at a time when you didn't have 600 stations and 24 hours worth of cartoons and so at night if the tv was on, it was what your parents decided to watch. my mother, that summer, would turn on the tv every night during this vacation and watch the watergate hearings. i can't say that i understood everything that was being discussed, but i knew the issues were important. i knew they spoke to some basic way about who we were and who we might be as americans. so slowly during the course of this trip which lasted about a month, some of t
, serious snow expected there in the next several days. look at the west coast and seattle, the snow levels have been down as low as 200 feet. they will go up to 400 feet for the afternoon. some of these snowfall totals, very substantial going into the next several days. could see 10 or 20 inches of snowfall. but in the midwest, this is what we'll focus on. we haven't seen a significant snow event like this. this one occurs as we go into wednesday and then for thursday, so you're traveling into chicago or des moines or topeka, wichita and even into denver. you could expect perhaps some delays later on in the workweek. how about 48-hour snowfall totals? spokane just under 5 inches being reported there. in libby, montana, two-day snow totals just about 2 feet. and newtown, connecticut, right now overcast with rain. the temperature a cold rain. 41 degrees. the winds are out of the east and northeast but as we go into the next five days, we'll look at a little bit of a break weatherwise. those temperatures will remain in the 40s but then as we go into friday, the rain is going to return and a 2
again at the west seattle fix it collector. >> a group of that's like to get together and help each other fix whatever we own. >> from sewing machines to fans to lawn mowers, if it is broke they will try to fix it repair groups have flourished in europe and spreading to the united states. >> i like the idea of reusing something that has already had a life, already been built and created most of its environmental foot prints. >> members of the fix it collectors in brooklyn help people save the planet and a buck or two. >> throw away culture motivates a lot of us to come here and try to fight it. the economy definitely played a role. minute it breaks or the newest gadget comes out they have to get the new one and throw the old one away. it's expensive and what are we doing to the planet. >> so big in europe they attract up to half a million dollars in grants. not so here in the united states, shep. it's usually five bucks jamie i can see you with a phillips screwdriver fix that all over you. thank you so much. dominic, great story. sign of the time, folks. when you lose your job you m
out in l.a. >> blast of arctic air hits the upper midwest. fargo barely makes it above zero. seattle and portland in the mid 40s. >>> now we turn to the gun control debate. hundreds marched on the brooklyn bridge here in new york last night to call on congress to do something about gun violence. but the nra said it would fight any limits that lawmakers try to place on gun ownership. the head of the nra renewed his call forearmed officers in schools. and the backlash against assault weapons is continuing. several stores in colorado are no longer selling them. one store owner said he didn't ever want to open a newspaper and find out something he had sold had been used in a tragedy like the one in newtown. the country is so divided on this issue. the polls suggest people want congress to take some action, if nothing more to close loopholes, perhaps ban some of the high capacity magazines. so you think something is going to happen, but you have to wonder if it has the votes in the house to get it passed. even that assault weapons ban from '94 to 2004, even when that passed in the '90s, i
francisco and seattle with rain. by monday, the west coast clears out. but here's the little interesting nugget that could happen. on monday, watch what happens here in the gulf. moisture comes up from the gulf, an area of low pressure develops. this is the deep south. birmingham to new orleans to atlanta, could be a wet christmas. rain, not a white one. then we could see this area of low pressure develop, and it's from tuesday to thursday in the mid-atlantic and northeast, we could be looking at another storm. we'll have to keep our eyes on that model. forecast, though, for today, pretty blustery. watching us from the northeast, new york city could see a few snow showers coming down. but the winds are pretty strong. so it's pretty chilly. so some snow in western great lakes. of course, we're seeing that, the lake-effect snow guns firing off. another wet day on the west coast, randi, from seattle to san francisco. another tough travel day there. but this is the end of the line. things begin to clear out. the balance of the country is cold and driempt ay. and the eastern section is windy.
. minneapolis, fargo in the single digits. and out west, more rain from seattle to san francisco on tuesday. really, it's the west coast getting slammed with all this rain, especially san francisco. >> skiing, white christmas, i love it. alexandre, thank you very much. >> sure. >>> there's a 12 days of christmas but we're just ten days to the fiscal cliff. could these two men end up being the grinches that steal christmas? we'll talk live to republican congressmen about what's stopping the president and the house speaker from reaching a deal. i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. >>> we're just ten days away from the country going over the so-called fiscal cliff, automatic tax increases on nearly every american and huge spending cuts to defense and social programs are set to take effect the 1st of january unless the president and congress reach a new budget deal. but most lawmaker
it like that? why do we have to depend upon these losers to make decisions. paul is out in seattle, washington. where do with he go now bill? >> shear is what i say. the fiscal cliff who walks off of a cliff and keeps walking through the air until he finally, looks down you know. he bows whoa! >> bill: here i am. >> we talked off the fiscal cliff a long time ago when george w. bush took. it took a drunken, alcoholic chain-smoking schmuck like john boehner to look down. where we go from here is gest sequester land and if we have to pay higher taxes because these guys can't get it together, we will remember who messed it up. john boehner & company and we are also going to realize that maybe we will think twice before we choose a party that does what they have done to this economy in the last 10 years. >> bill: the only -- paul, you are absolutely right. well said, i think the only answer is, you've got to clean house and get rid of these tea partyers in the house of representatives. the problem is the way districts are drawn today, it's almost impossibl
accumulating as we head westbound, salt lake city, messy weather an san francisco, l.a., seattle, quieter for christmas eve, that is good news as we head into the nighttime hours and christmas day, stormy weather expected to continue across portions of the southeast and new orleans, a shot, a thunderstorm, new york city, unsettled and some of it could be coming down in the form of snow, snow showers early in the morning and westbound, amarillo, texas, looks likes a messy day. 29° and cold, clouds and possibly snow. >> gregg: what about the north pole? will santa get out -- >> 100% chance of snow. >> gregg: 100% chance of snow. with rudolph leading the sleigh, as lon as you can get by the abominable snowman... >> he has it covered. >> gregg: get on, now, check that out. thanks very much. >> by, gregg. >> santa and his helpful elf, maria. a man is reunited with anxious relatives just in time for christmas. john hammer spent months in a notorious mexican prison after being arrested for bringing an antique stanley shotgun across the border from the u.s., but, late last night, hammer was fina
in florida. heavy rain in san francisco. showers and mountain snow in the northwest. >> 40s from seattle, albuquerque. 14 in fargo. 23 in the twin cities. 50s in baltimore, new york. and new orleans. and you've got to hand it to these kids. an entire middle school from an area of houston, texas. ♪ do you ever feel like a paper bag through the wind ♪ >> that's katy perry's big hit "fireworks" and the 900 students of the simpson valley middle school. >> the video is the idea of one teacher who worked with these students for three weeks. coriographing the whole thing. the principal gave everyone an hour to get it done on tuesday. >> they got it done in just two takes and say it's a great builder of school spirit. nicely going. >> i want to do one of those flash mob things. we should do a "world news now" flash mob something. >> let's get real. >> ain't enough diet coke in the world to get this staff to do something like that. >> we've got to try. >> like most things on this show, it ain't in the budget. so do some research, get back to me. >>> coming up next, spicing up your holiday spr
, pictures of us in the seattle tacoma airport in the u.s.a. we weren't even in china. we were back the united states. they've know a kid who took that picture, but somehow it went viral and we were instantly recognized. even peddlers when we took our family and kids to experience the great wall for their first time, we were asked by everybody along the great while for pictures. so is overwhelming, very, very flattering on the chinese have been warm and gracious and very, very friendly. >> how much does it matter to them that your father was born in china? >> at the source of great pride that i'm chinese-american, that my ancestors are often china, a waste family is from china as well. in some ways they expect me therefore to take the chinese side on all the issues. [laughter] and shortly after i arrived in before i arrived there was some commentary over the internet this you have to look at the statement. he may be chinese on the inside, but these white on the outside. excuse me coming out on the outside, white on the inside. they called me a banana. [laughter] some said it was a t
sunday, this is the biggest travel headache from seattle all the way down to san francisco. northern california does some very heavy rain and wind for the next couple of days. lisa? >> sounds like everyone is going to have to really be patient as they try to get home for the holidays. >> yes. >> alexandra, thanks. it's not going to be easy but we'll see, hopefully it won't be too much of a travel headache. >> patience is important. lisa, thank you. >>> the president is in the briefing room momentarily. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. [ bell ringing ] >> church bells rang out at 9:30 a.m. eastern marking one week since the newtown, connecticut shooting occurred. people paused to honor the 20 children and six adults that were gunned down. cards have been pourin
potential. san francisco and seattle, wichita, oklahoma city, little rock, snow for you as well. here is the quadrant of concern for tomorrow, again. tornadoes, hail, how rare are tornadoes? they're very rare. in florida and georgia, the last time we had a christmas tornado, 2006 and we had six, 1969 before that with 12, and not out of the question for double digit tornadoes, and how rare is snow in oklahoma city, only six of 122 years have we had at least an inch of snow. this, oklahoma city christmas, will be five to eight inches of snow. rare across the board, rare, robust storm moving through, hala, tomorrow. >> alexdra, thanks very much. see you later in the coming hours with more holiday weather. >>> we have new details on that horrible story involving a huge fire here on christmas eve in upstate new york. you can see some of the images. the police chief of webster, new york, announced that seven homes were destroyed. firefighters haven't gone inside yet. they don't know what they're going to find there. gunman, the man who shot four first responders, killing two of them, that g
was two, we traveled around the country. it was a big trip. we went to seattle and we went to disney land, which was most important. we traveled to kansas, where my grandmother's family was from and went to chicago and went to yellow stone. we took greyhound buses most of the time, and we rented cars, and we would stay at local motels or howard johnsons, and if there was a pool at one of these mo tells, even if it was justin any, i would be very excited, the ice machine was exciting and the vending machine i was really excited about that. but this is at the time when you didn't have 600 stations and 24 hours worth of cartoons, and so at night if the tv was on, it was what your parents decided to watch. my mother that summer would turn on the tv every night during the vacation and watch the watergate hearings. and i can't say that i understood everything that was being discussed, but i knew the issues were important. i knew they spoke to some basic way about who we were as americans, so slowly during the course of the trip, which lasted about month, some of this seeped to my head, and the
. the daughter now 19-20 years old. mike from houston, texas. chip from seattle, washington. caller: how's it going? i just have a quick question. i believe the country was built on innocent until proven guilty. it certainly seems like gun owners at large are guilty until they otherwise prove themselves to be a good guy or innocent. i have a tough time rationalizing what i hear about the innocent until proven guilty. we have this idea because of this one horrific act that everyone is now guilty of possibly being subjected to doing the same thing. host: what you do as a society? it not only deals with gun- control, but wayne lapierre also blaming the entertainment industry and whether we need to do a better job arming schools. there are a lot of issues coming into play. caller: there are and it would take too long to address all of them. i believe in individual rights. i'm not trying to attack anyone of these individual rights. how'd we make sure the crazy people, criminals, how do we keep the guns out of their hands? we have a litany of laws are rare that are not well in forest. gun show
san francisco to seattle. it will be white for tomorrow in wichita, oklahoma city, little rock and spokane. let me give you a picture about how rare this event is. this area of low pressure, it's deep and it's to the south and it's very strong. rare tornadoes. we are going to see them tomorrow. louisiana, mississippi, alabama, georgia. but the last time we had tornadoes on christmas was 2006 when we had six. the last time we had 12 was 1969, and we could see 12. not out of the question. rare snow in oklahoma city. we expect 5 to 8 inches. of the last 120 years alina we've had snow on six occasions, and that was at aleast an inch. >> wow. thank you so much. we'll check back with you later. thanks for watching cnn newsroom. newsroom international with suzanne malveaux starts right now. >>> i'm suzanne malveaux. this is the christmas eve edition of "cnn newsroom." for a lot of you today is last minute shopping or preparing christmas dinner or taking time with your families. while you're getting busy or ready for the celebrations, we'll keep you updated and, of course, the holiday
and learning how to fix it themselves. everything old is new again at west seattle fixer's collective. >> a group of us that like to get together and just help each other fix our whatever -- whatever we own. >> from sewing machines, to fans, to lawn mowers. if it's broke they'll try to fix it. repair groups have flourished in european are now spreading to the united states. >> i like the idea of reusing something that already had a life, already been built. create its environmental footprints. >> they say they help people save the planet. >> i think the throw away culture motivates a lot of us to come here hapb just try to fig and just try to fight it. the economy has definitely played a role. >> the minute something breaks, or the minute the newest gadget comes out people have to get the new one and throw the old one away. and we don't have to live like that. it's expensive, and what are we doing to the planet? >> well, heather most of these groups are free to join, or they charge about 5 bucks to rent out the meeting space. over in year they call them repair cafes, some of the group
to fix it, from lawn moyers to lamps. ones in seattle we went to see meet once a month and everyone is well come. >> this is really rewarding to actually have success story coming out. and even the things that we don't actually succeed in fixing, this is actually learning experience, to get things taken apart and see how they function and see what is wrong with it. >> reporter: well the goal is really to do away with our throwaway society. instead of buying new items they hope to teach other that is the old ones can work just as well. in an economy like this probably a good thing. kelly: sounds like a really good deal. one man's junk become's another's treasure. does it cost anything to join? >> reporter: no. the suggested ad ismation is -- admission is five dollars to rent out the meeting space. they point out you save money and help you do and of course save the planet. >> everything has built in obsolescence and minute it breaks or, the minute the newest gadget comes out people have to get the new one and throw the old one away. we don't have to live like that. it is expensive. a
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